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Read online Bluebird, or The Invention of Happiness.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Bluebird, or The Invention of Happiness i Bluebird or The Invention of Happiness i is a radiant and artful novel based on the life of Lucy Dillon an th century French aristocrat Her intelligence beauty and lack of pretension made Lucy a favorite of luminaries like Talleyrand and Germaine de Stael and equipped her to survive the Terror that swept France in the wake of the Revolution Possessed of considerable wit and practicality Lucy manages to keep her beloved husband and small children safe while all her former circle including King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette are guillotined .

Eventually securing passage on a small ship bound for Boston Lucy and her family settle in the Hudson Valley near Albany Exhilarated by the personal and political freedom she finds in America Lucy views her time there not as exile but rather as opportunity and the former palace darling proudly turns dairymaid establishing a successful farm and embracing all the challenges and adventures the New World presents he by Sheila Kohler

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ISBN:1590512626
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Number of Pages:432
Category:Historical fiction, Fiction, Th century, France, Womens
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